After a huge year at the Tonys and a highly-rated season on Comedy Central, Trey Parker and Matt Stone have signed a deal to bring us new South Park episodes through season 20! As a way of sticking it to the people (particularly former fans) who kept saying that South Park is on its last legs and should end soon, Comedy Central’s president Michele Ganeless has recently announced that the cable network has inked a new deal with the South Park creators.
The new agreement will guarantee 3 more seasons of South Park, which means the hit Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series will continue with new episodes all the way to 2016, for a total of 20 seasons. Parker and Stone will still direct, write, and edit the series, and there are no plans of that ever changing. Episodes of South Park are currently being aired every Wednesday night at 10PM on Comedy Central.
Just one day after the season 15 finale, The Hollywood Reporter states that Trey and Matt have added three more years to their old contract that had them wrapping the series in 2013. The series is cable’s longest running animated series and shows no signs of slowing down it’s sharp wit and social commentary. THR also puttogether a gallery of photos and information on some of South Park’s greatest moments.
“The collective genius of Matt and Trey knows no bounds,” Ganeless said during the announcement. “Week after week and season after season they continue to surprise and delight South Park fans, and that includes all of us here at Comedy Central. We’re thrilled that the adventures of Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman will continue through 2016. Comedy Central has been our home for 15 years and we love working there,” said Parker and Stone. “South Park is a blast and we can’t wait to make more.”